Holy Spirit School Community,
We are coming to the close of another wonderful school year, full of lots of great memories. Just some of them include: Opening BBQ and Meet the Teacher, Mount Mary Gr. 8 Residential Retreat in Ancaster, Terry Fox Walk/Run in September, Flames Sports Teams, CORE Training for all of our Juniors, School Advent Mass, Christmas Assemblies, Joy Day and our wonderful Intermediate Ballroom Dancing Team, our festive School Christmas Turkey Luncheon, Pancake Day, Fitness Frenzy, Stations of the Cross, Crowning of Mary, Christian Meditation, our awesome Eco-initiatives and receiving our school receiving a GOLD Certification, awesome tree planting and Naturalized Play Spaces installed, our super fun Community Spirit-meter (full of pompoms, hot chocolate day, Despicable ME3 Movie), special school liturgies and sacraments at our terrific St, Ambrose Parish, Bible Celebration, Book Fair, our cute Roots of Empathy Babies, field-trips to very cool places (African Lion Safari, Rock Climbing, Hamilton War Plane Museum, etc.), and so much more! We want to take this time to say thanks to our awesome students, school council, parents and staff – Thanks for all you do!
We want to say a special thanks and farewell to some members of our super staff team who will be leaving us at the end of this year: Mr. Amorim, Ms. Monteiro, Mrs. Eugenio, Ms. Saulnier, Ms. Diniz, Ms. Gomes, Ms. Weiditch, Mrs. M. McNally, and Ms. McCullough. Thanks for all you have done to benefit our school community; we are the richer for it! Continued blessings and best wishes next year!
We also want to extend a special thanks and blessings to our Vice-Principal, Mr. Purificato. Your time at Holy Spirit will be treasured and we wish you continued success! The Our Lady of Fatima School Community is truly fortunate to have you as their new Principal to start next year!
Below are some words from Mr. Purificato …
This last September was a very exciting time for me. It felt like a bit of a homecoming, as I was part of the original staff when Holy Spirit first opened in 2001. I was welcomed back by old friends and received friendly greeting from new ones. The community was very friendly and I felt at home. So, it is with bittersweet feelings that I am announcing that I will be leaving Holy Spirit at the end of this school year. I have been reassigned as Principal of Our Lady of Fatima in Hespeler for September 2017. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the entire Holy Spirit community for a fantastic year and known that this school, its families, and staff will always hold a special place in my heart.
Mr. Purificato, Vice-Principal
At this time, we would like to introduce and welcome Mr. Eli-James Hunt who will be joining the Holy Spirit community as our new Vice-Principal for next year. We also want to welcome Mrs. Lemos to our Intermediate Division, as well as Mrs. Mansson who will be joining our FDK Team. Welcome! We are very fortunate to have these new staff members sharing their talents and energy as part of our awesome staff team!
We have more great events happening in these remaining 2 weeks so stay tuned to our Newswire and Twitter! As well our Greening and Naturalized Playspace construction will continue over the summer – again, thanks to our dedicated and energized School Council!
Time seems to move so quickly so we wish our students and families continued blessings and best wishes as we end our year and look forward to lots of great moments over the summer – take care!
Mr. J. Dinner, Principal